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Singing Fool at The Futurist

Singing Fool at The Futurist

On this day in 1929, Villa legend Eric Houghton watched a film called The Singing Fool, one of the early talking movies, at the Futurist cinema in Birmingham.

We are aware of this unusual snippet of information from an entry in Houghton’s diary from that year. The following day he helped Villa’s reserves to a 7-0 victory over Blackburn. It wasn’t until the following January that he made his first-team debut.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 29th March 1929